Month: August 2018


The Proposals of a 13th Century Christian Philosopher

The Founding Fathers of the United States were given the unenviable task of creating a governmental system that was familiar enough to the citizens, yet unique in its balance so as to create a delicate, but lasting institution.

While classically educated and still thinking in European terms, they may have drawn from various philosophers of Europe.

One such philosopher to which they may h . . .


Layers of Government, Local to Federal

Ancient Hebrew governance appears to be the first that provided governmental layers throughout the nation.  Until this system was established, all other governments in the ancient world were primarily based in cities or tribes, which were headed by kings or chieftains.  As outlined in the book of Exodus, the layers consisted of “commanders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens . . .